Virtual Just Mercy movie discussion
From the founding of our country we have had a white supremacy problem."
This is what Atlanta Bishop Robert Wright said in a statement this week following the tragic shooting of Rayshard Brooks.
The Chattahoochee Valley Episcopal Ministry knows it is well past time for things to change in this country. That starts at home--in our communities, our churches, and our own hearts.
The Just Mercy movie is a great springing board for these hard conversations to begin. All people of all faith affiliations and beliefs are invited to join us Sunday, June 28 for a virtual discussion of this film.
The film is free to stream this month and is a great way to dive into the issues of systemic racism on society. Simply watch the movie before Sunday, June 28 and join our zoom call to discuss.
Here's a summary: After graduating from Harvard, Bryan Stevenson heads to Alabama to defend those wrongly condemned or those not afforded proper representation. One of his first cases is that of Walter McMillian, who is sentenced to die in 1987 for the murder of an 18-year-old girl, despite evidence proving his innocence. In the years that follow, Stevenson encounters racism and legal and political maneuverings as he tirelessly fights for McMillian's life.
Register for Just Mercy Conversations HERE.